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Delta Force: Black Hawk Down

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
61
1.6
Windows
78
3.3
PlayStation 2
58
3.0
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Description

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is a first-person action game that takes place in Somalia, where the famous Mogadishu operation took place. The game is based on real events that were also depicted in a book and a movie "Black Hawk Down". First half of the game consists of varied missions that Delta Force soldiers had to engage into, like defending UN food convoys, rescuing hostages or destroying weapon shipments.

Second half of the game covers the events of the mission Irene on October 3rd, 1993. It's goal was to capture two lieutenants of the Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid and was expected to last less than 30 minutes, but after two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down, it took US soldiers more than 16 hours to return to safety. 18 US soldiers, 1 Malaysian and hundreds of Somalis were killed. A 19th SFC. Matt Rierson died two days later in an mortar attack.

On most missions the player works as a member of a small Delta Force team, working in co-operation with US Army Rangers or UN forces. Some missions include the player riding as a machine-gunner on a Humvee or a helicopter (including Black Hawks).

Screenshots

Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Windows Dust Storm, or may be just late... another shot from a HUM-VEE
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Windows Mission menu
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Windows "...a civilian who picks up a weapon is no longer considered a civilian..."  c'mon dude, I know you've got it somewhere...
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down Windows The reason why we are here, the damn UN is too cheap to opt for the road side assistance...

Alternate Titles

  • "三角洲特种部队:黑鹰坠落" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Отряд Дельта: Операция "Черный Ястреб"" -- Russian spelling
  • "Delta Force: Operaciya "Chernyj Yastreb"" -- Russian title
  • "Delta Force: Helikopter w Ogniu" -- Polish title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Imperium Gier Windows May 01, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameCell UK Windows 2003 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Windows Apr 14, 2003 4.5 out of 5 90
Play.tm Windows May 02, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2003 85 out of 100 85
ActionTrip Windows Mar 26, 2003 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 10, 2003 14 out of 20 70
Cheat Code Central Xbox 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
Worth Playing Xbox Aug 22, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Aug 04, 2005 5.7 out of 10 57

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Trivia

Charity

A portion of the proceeds of Delta Force: Black Hawk Down (for all platforms) is donated to The Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to children of Special Operations armed forces killed in action.

German version

In the German version all blood effects where removed.

Mark Bowden

Investigative journalist Mark Bowden, who wrote the book Black Hawk Down (on which the 2001 Ridley Scott film was based), was reportedly approached by Novalogic to lend his expertise to this game...which he refused.

Multiplayer

The Xbox version of Delta Force: Black Hawk Down broke the record (at the time of release) for the largest multiplayer game on the Xbox by allowing up to 50 players in one game.

Information also contributed by cle0fus.

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